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for sealing that well. >>> desperate search. two u.s. troops now missing in afghanistan. new details of how they were ambushed at a busy marketplace. >>> an open book. the place 500 million people are now revealing the instant secrets of their lives. >>> good evening. all eyes were on the gulf early today and whether a tropical storm would make the disastrous oil spill even worse, but we begin with the weather tonight a thousand miles to the north and east. torrential rain soaking portions of the midwest stranding residents, flooding highways and causing a dam to fail. in the east, deadly triple-digit heat and tropical humidity making this one of the worst days in the summer of record-breaking temperatures. we have two reports on the extreme weather. we start off with abc's eric horng who is outside of chicago in westchester, illinois. >> reporter: good evening, sharyn. the water here came up quickly while many were asleep. and today many streets here in westchester look just like this one. the water here has started to recede but for many, not soon enough. it was a nonstop 12-hour deluge,
the better deal as we learn tonight about what the u.s. spies were looking for. >>> "world news" returns to haiti. do you remember all that wasted water? tonight here, we continue our trip back. >>> mel's meltdown, new hate being heard for the first time. >>> and the new twist tonight on that dance move turning 50. what we never knew about how it changed the way men and women would dance together forever. >>> good evening on this saturday night. the cap on that well in the gulf has been removed tonight and the oil is gushing freely again into the gulf of mexico. all part of an ambitious but risky operation by bp to replace the cap with a new one that they hope will capture all of the oil. it is a gamble and we're first told it could be completed this weekend. but bp now cautions that it could stretch for days. abc's steve osunsami is in louisiana tonight. steve? >> reporter: good evening, david. there's no question that today's work in the gulf is a risky move for bp. today, under clear skies and calm seas, bp engineers removed the cap that they struggled to put in place last month over
a u.s. commander is preparing to take on his new role. tomorrow morning general david petraeus will take over what many are calling command of america's longest war. he, of course, is replacing general stanley mcchrystal in afghanistan who made the comments in "rolling stone" that got him fired. tonight we've learned of new rules from the defense department for the military when it comes to interacting with the media and get to all of it beginning with martha raddatz who is in afghanistan again tonight for us. >> reporter: david, general petraeus does not officially take command until tomorrow, but it is already clear he is very much in charge here. today, before an audience of 1,700 americans, afghans and international partners gathered to celebrate july 4th, david petraeus stressed the importance of unity. >> this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. but working together, we can achieve progress, and we can achieve our mutual objectives. >> reporter: but for petraeus, unity starts with his relationship with u.s. ambassador karl eikenberry. eikenberry is petraeu
% of the hydrocarbons flowing from the well so we can determine the actual flow rate once and for all. under u.s. law, bp would be fined up to $4,300 per barrel per day if gross negligence is proven. meaning bp's bill on day 86, using the government's highest estimates, could total more than $22 billion. and bp has been vastly underestimating the size of the spill for months now. at first by a factor of 60. and there's some suspicion that bp may never want an accurate number of that tally ever to surface. ron. >> matt, nearly $22 billion, that is a staggering amount of money. >> reporter: yes, it is, and that doesn't mention the claims from fishermen to stockholders and of course the cleanup. bp has shelled out $3.5 billion so far and more. we're learning that work on the cleanup could continue here for years, ron. >> it could go a lot higher than that $22 billion. thank you, matt gutman. >>> the oil may not be flowing, but there's still a lot of activity going on above the wellhead. reporter ted oberg was on the water today. >> reporter: ron, as the well testing closed in and surpassed the 48-hour m
of the mississippi river have many here worried that what a week ago one of the worst environmental disasters in u.s. history will suddenly be declared over, and bp will pull out. and are you worried that the world is going to say, okay, problem solved, moving on? >> they absolutely stand to do that. >> reporter: these crabbers work in one of the zones that has been re-opened. the shortage of supply means prices are up. they are happy to be back on the water. any sign of oil on these? >> nope, none. >> reporter: now, the well has been capped since july 15th. there's been no oil leaking into the gulf since then, but it's not dead yet. it won't be considered dead until they fill it with cement. they hoped that would begin this weekend. it's been delayed a bit because they found some sediment in the relief well, and now they're saying they'll start tuesday and say that the well should be completely dead a week from now. >> all right, let's hope. jeffrey kofman on what could be a real turning point for the people of the gulf. >>> and out west tonight, progress to report of a different kind. firefighters
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